See Kristin Davis and Take Lowe tumble in enjoy in Holiday in the Wild trailer

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It’s nearly Halloween, and in addition you realize what meaning — time to get mad for this year’s lineup of new Christmas movies!

Netflix announced its upcoming normal holiday programming on Tuesday, and the principle festive movie to hit the streaming service this year will doubtless be the romantic comedy Holiday in the Wild (Nov. 1), for which EW is exclusively unveiling the trailer, above. The film follows Kate (Kristin Davis), a recently jilted Manhattanite who goes on a solo African safari after her husband dumps her. After helping her pilot (Take Lowe) rescue an orphaned toddler elephant in Zambia, Kate is so enamored with the elephants and inspired by the work of the conservationists she meets, she decides to forestall thru the holidays.

Davis and Lowe had beforehand labored together in the 1999 TV miniseries Atomic Whine. “He in fact is unprecedented,” Davis gushes of Lowe. “He’s so droll, he brings his own buy to all the things in this kind of big methodology, and in addition you realize, he’s clearly in fact big to inquire at.”

However he wasn’t her handiest swoon-pleasant co-indispensable particular person. The elephants who Kate and Derek work to set aside opt the spotlight all around the total movie, and the production made them a precedence from the originate. The placement turned into partly inspired by Davis’ own narrative of studying about the poaching crisis and turning into alive to on wildlife conservation, and the actress (who also serves as govt producer) turned into resolute that they would no longer shoot the movie with educated elephants. “That’s the unprecedented methodology,” she says. “It’s no longer respectful to the animals. We are going to have the option to no longer create an animal movie about of us saving animals and be disrespectful to the elephants.”

The film turned into first and main space up at a different firm (which Davis doesn’t title), but chanced on a house at Netflix, which turned into enthralling to buy an opportunity (and utilize some money) on an untraditional, uncompromisingly elephant-pleasant methodology. After years of research, Davis chanced on two sanctuaries, in Zambia and South Africa, where they ended up filming — no longer that it turned into straightforward to get them. “I had to switch down there and uncover myself to them, because they don’t believe Hollywood of us — and I entirely understand why,” she says.

The Holiday in the Wild shoot turned into in a roundabout procedure no longer like what they will even rep expected based on Hollywood’s historical previous, on the other hand. “It turned into all about the elephants’ consolation and safety,” Davis says. On the principle day they filmed with the substantial elephants, the crew space up the cameras after which watched from the land cruisers, since the elephants are used to having vacationers in autos round them. Finest the actors were on the bottom. “It turned into factual magical,” Davis says. “And no person also can discuss, everyone had to command. I imply, it turned into kind of unprecedented that it in fact labored.”

Holiday in the Wild is “my enjoy letter to the oldsters which will doubtless be attempting to set aside elephants,” Davis says. It with out a doubt doesn’t hurt that the movie is a fizzy, festive rom-com, but that doesn’t imply that the wildlife is relegated to a wacky backdrop for the enjoy narrative. “We wanted to rep fun them,” Davis says. “Since the enjoy of elephants is what’s going to set aside them.”

Check out the trailer above. Holiday in the Wild begins streaming on Netflix Nov. 1.

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